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The Soul Years - 1960-2001

Featuring Detailed Yearly Top 100 Soul RnB Music Charts From 1960-2001

Although the main focus of this website is definitely Soul, R&B, Motown, Funk, Jazz-Fusion, etc., you can in fact search for, find, play and download any type of music you like here - and without annoying ads. In fact this is strictly an ad-free zone and you will not see any adverts at all on these pages!

Soul music was originally a fusion between black American Gospel music and Rhythm and Blues, the early exponents being black American singers such as Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, etc. This website charts the birth of Soul music in the early 1960's right through to the end of the Soul music era in the late 1980's when the genre "Soul" was replaced by the genre "R&B" for popular, predominantly black American music. The term "rhythm & blues" (r&b or rnb) had previously been used in the 1960's and prior to that to describe popular, predominantly black American music.

There are many different types and styles of Soul music including Southern Soul, Deep Soul, Motown, Northern Soul, Sweet Soul, Disco Soul, Funk, House, Jazz-Funk Fusion, Modern Soul, Old School, Slow Jams, etc, etc.

The search feature of this website will enable you to find, listen to and download songs by your favourite soul, funk and r&b artists free of charge. Our detailed Soul R&B charts list hundreds of songs from each year between 1960 and 2001, many of which you may well have missed at the time they were released. You now have the opportunity to discover and rediscover thousands of previously hidden and forgotten soulful r&b treasures, and to download them in mp3 format free of charge! Please bear in mind though that you should play your part in supporting the artists who made these wonderful records by purchasing their albums.


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